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What future for the economic reconstruction of Ukraine? - 15 Mar 2023

After the war, Ukraine could follow the economic catch-up process of EU members in Central Europe. However, this requires massive support from the EU and other Western partners read more

Europe’s economy resilient to war fallout – for now - 13 Mar 2023

Economically, the EU has coped with the Ukraine war much better than expected. But if it cannot translate its economic power into political influence, it will remain vulnerable to external shocks read more

Munich Security Conference: wiiw and Bertelsmann Stiftung presented study on EU’s geo-economic influence - 08 Mar 2023

The EU is the economically dominant player in its neighbourhood, but does not use this leverage to support its interests. It should do more to counter Russia's and China's influence there read more

Sergei Guriev on the political economy of Putin’s war in Ukraine - 02 Mar 2023

Putin’s corrupt, centralised and interventionist regime had undermined economic growth in Russia. In order to restore his popularity at home, he resorted to violence abroad read more

Österreichs Außenhandel stagniert 2023 - 22 Feb 2023

Nach einer dynamischen Entwicklung 2022 erwartet das FIW für dieses Jahr nur ein geringes Wachstum der österreichischen Exporte und Importe read more

Russia’s war in Ukraine causes a reversal of FDI trends - 14 Feb 2023

Foreign direct investement in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe is suffering from the war. The recovery after COVID-19 came to a halt while the structure changed read more

Eastern European growth weaker, but resilient - 30 Jan 2023

Most countries avoid recession; recovery in Ukraine weaker than expected; oil sanctions against Russia are working; inflation has passed its peak read more

The Berlin Process for the Western Balkans: Four Recommendations to Achieve Progress - 18 Jan 2023

Intended to promote cooperation between the Western Balkans and to advance the region, little has been achieved since 2014. Branimir Jovanović and Mario Holzner on what should be done read more

How compatible is economic convergence in the EU with its climate goals? - 20 Dec 2022

The catching-up process in many regions is partly at odds with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to similar levels in all parts of the EU read more

Michael Landesmann wins Kurt Rothschild Prize 2022 - 15 Dec 2022

wiiw economist and former Scientific Director Michael Landesmann has been awarded the Kurt Rothschild Prize 2022 in recognition of his exceptional academic achievements read more